Routledge Handbook on Contemporary Egypt

Robert Springborg (Editor), Amr Adly (Editor), Anthony Gorman (Editor), Tamir Moustafa (Editor), Aisha Saad (Editor), Naomi Sakr (Editor), Sarah Smierciak (Editor)

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Abstract

Investigating key features of contemporary Egypt, this volume includes Egypt’s modern history, politics, economics, the legal system, environment, and its media and modes of cultural expression. It examines Egypt’s capacities to meet developmental challenges, ranging from responding to globalization and regional competition to generating sufficient economic growth and political inclusion to accommodate the interests and demands of a rapidly growing population.

The macrohistory of Egypt is complemented by the microhistories of specific institutions and processes that constitute separate sections in this handbook. The chapters revolve around political economy: it is shaped by the people and their abilities, political and legal institutions, organization of the economy, natural and built environments, and culture and communication. Politics has been overwhelmingly authoritarian and coercive since the military seized power in 1952; consequently, the contributions address both the causes and consequences of unbalanced civil–military relations, military rule, and persisting authoritarianism in the political society.

This multidisciplinary handbook serves a dual purpose of introducing readers to Egypt’s history and contemporary political economy and as a comprehensive key resource for postgraduate students and academics interested in modern Egypt.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages508
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9780429058370
ISBN (Print)9780367179014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2021

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  • Framing the past: Historian, state and society

    Gorman, A., 31 Mar 2021, Routledge Handbook on Contemporary Egypt. Springborg, R., Adly, A., Gorman, A., Moustafa, T., Saad, A., Sakr, N. & Smierciak, S. (eds.). 1st ed. London: Routledge: London, p. 67-78 12 p.

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  • Introduction: Occupation, independence, revolution

    Gorman, A., 31 Mar 2021, Routledge Handbook on Contemporary Egypt. Springborg, R., Adly, A., Gorman, A., Moustafa, T., Saad, A., Sakr, N. & Smierciak, S. (eds.). 1st ed. London: Routledge, p. 7-20 14 p.

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